A voyage into the mind of the typical conservative is a trip backward in time, in a time machine built by white guys with rose-colored windows.
As Louis C.K. once said, the best thing about being a white male is that you could go back to any time, and it would be awesome. Everyone else has to be a little more careful where they land.
Take the 1950s, for instance. Sure, the cars, fashions and the music were better than today — can there be any doubt on that? The nation’s largest employer was GM, which paid the modern equivalent of $50 an hour, so families could live pretty well on the salary of a single provider. All was well and beautiful…except for the threat of imminent nuclear annihilation. Except for blacks being beaten, hung and burned to death in the streets for drinking out of the wrong water fountain. Except for the fact that homosexuals, non-Christians and those with dissenting opinions were blacklisted as “enemies of the state,” and that a woman’s life choices were limited to A) office ass-grab fodder or B) brood mare.
Yes, life was pretty good then, as long as you were a Christian, white, heterosexual, upper-middle-class male with no dissenting opinions. For everyone else: You either supported the power of Christian, white, heterosexual males…or you were beaten into submission by it.
But, hey, let’s be real…Buddy Holly, poodle skirts and Harley Earl Buicks were totally worth it.
This clip is from BAFTA-award-winning comedian, actor and producer Harry Enfeild’s show, after he signed back on at the BBC. Prior to this, Enfield, known for mocking conservatives (Torries, in the UK) had a brief flirtation with FOX’s British cousin BskyB; it lasted for a single season.